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bettina763

bettina763
Date Joined: May 22, 2011
Last Online: January 26, 2018
Birthday: July 10
Country: United States
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About Me

Please make sure you put the name of the swap on your mail. If I have several swaps going on, I need to be able to find you to rate you. Thanks!

I recycle packaging when possible, so don't fret over wild envies in the mail....

I'm a native born Texan, fair skinned bilingual hispanic woman. My DH owns the local off course golf pro shop. We have 2 cats & a cockatoo, all of whom think they are the center of the universe. Love bright colors, tropical sort of theme. regular cruiser (Carnival cruise lines) .

If you haven't received from me, please please PM me first b/f getting mad & rating me. Let's face it, we've all had issues at some point or other w/ our postal system....I will correct any issues I PROMISE.

Enjoy entertaining & visiting friends. Tend to lean towards bird items, hummers, etc.
Spent 5 weeks in South Africa in 2001 with Rotary Int'l on a group study exchange so I love anything themed like that. Also lived in West Germany in the late 80's, in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria.

I own a vending machine business. I am a 1 man show, doing the route myself so I spend a lot of time in my car. Listen to audiobooks, love James Patterson!

While I do like chocolate, I live in south Texas where it's hot all the time so probably better to not send unless it's Nov-Feb....sorry, it gets too melty....

Favorite Music

Mostly listen to Country & Western, love George Strait, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, also the oldies...like Hank Thompson, Bob Wills (still the king of western swing.) Also like the music from the 40's, big band sound, Dean Martin, Engelbert. and i LOVE irish music, like the Irish Rovers.

Favorite Crafts

Avid quilter, also do a little bit of jewelry making, when time allows but mostly use glass type beads, NO PLASTIC BEADS. Fave fabrics are bold & loud, Amy Butler, Tula Pink, wild combos in unexpected patterns. No yarn work at all.
Paper crafting....oh dear, it's become a new obsession....loving all sorts of papers, started stamping a little, using distressing inks on the edges etc. working on an art journal inspired by Jennibellie in the UK, check her out :http://jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com/ Just discovered what a "pocket letter" is.....this won't help.....lol, i LOVE them!!!

Favorite Television

comedies, George Lopez, DWTS, CSI Miami, old shows, like the Nanny, home shows like Design on a Dime, House Hunters, gotta watch Fox News to stay in the know....

Favorite Books

I love reading funny stuff, like Erma Bombeck & that sort. Margaret Jensen "The Sun is Shining on the Other Side"; Jimmy Buffet "A Salty Piece of Land". Jannette Oke, James Patterson, Jodi Thomas.

I subscribe to a few quilt related mags, really love Ricky Tims & Mark Lipinski.

Favorite Movies

Couldn't take my eyes off the screen during Avatar. Star Trek, X-Men (surprised me that I loved it!) any movie that will make me laugh.

Scents

I love the "baking scents", like vanilla, cinnamon, apple pie, that sort of thing. also like the soothing scents like lavender. no bayberry....hate that one....also not too crazy about the overly fruity berry scents, been way over done by teen aged girls....

Collect

What do I collect?? well, i love "location magnets", you know, the ones w/ the name of a place. i have them on my frig.

PC's: i like postcards that have location names; city, state, country etc. scenic views; landmarks, typical cultural pix, that sort of thing. unless the swap calls for it, i'm not into the cutesy type, like cartoons or something. i like seeing the world & it's glorious splendor thru the cards i get from others.

i love fat quarters, quilters will know what that is, it's a piece of quilting fabric 18" x 20". it's just a thing quilters love.

koozies, do i have koozies...you know, the cold drink holders, some call them coldy holders, but you get the point, your cold can or bottle drink goes in it.

cool, funky pens, or any type of writing instrument. i don't know, something about those, i just love. again, it's a thing....

crosses....do i love crosses....well, i have over 100 displayed in my home. from tiny to large, i love them all. strictly wall crosses, none to "display" on a shelf.

i'm a real bag lady, i love all kinds of shopping bags, whether from stores or hand made. i do try & always have some in my car to take into a store. we too in our city will be doing away w/ plastic bags very soon.

scrapbook papers in "usuable" shapes & sizes; squares, rectangles, tags etc.

Jewelry

Pierced ears, i usually wear long dangly earring. mostly silver, but sometimes i do wear gold. my bracelet size is about 6 1/2-7 1/2". i wear bangles & charms, stretch or cuff. absolutely love pearls. Big chunky necklaces & bracelets. (Sort of over the top....) definitely a scarf person, all kinds; large square, oblongs etc....i have many & use them all.

Dislikes

I can't stand licorice, dark chocolate & coconut. (but i love using coconut oil, go figure) Not too much of a Halloween person. Rarely use anything brown, though i LOVE animal prints like zebra & leopard, tiger etc.

Don't understand the thrill w/: Hello Kitty, Twilight, Harry Potter. No anime, manga; what's up w/ that anyway?

Don't have much need for stuff like colored socks (too hot), teas, (again, too hot) plastic beads, cutesy shelf decor items, hair accessories, mine is short.

Ratings

kdm1181 rated for Join 9/7, Send PC 9/8~~US on Sep 20, 2017
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swamplover rated for 3 things in an envelope #3 on Nov 7, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the extra special package. Cool envelope too!!
Response: yay!! yeah, i liked that envelope, i got it from another swap & thought it was so cool. even the girl at the PO desk commented on it. happy swapping!
evemak951 rated for *Souvenir Magnet swap (>^.^)>* #4 on Aug 14, 2015
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PrincessBedhead rated for Pick 3 Swap - July USA only on Jul 19, 2015
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Comment: Thank you. :)
Lexidh rated for 8x8x8 #6 on Jul 18, 2015
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Comment: Thank you =)
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Comment: Your postcard arrived, and wow, I'm jealous! You'll be on your cruise right now, I hope you're having an awesome time!
weiquan rated for Senders Choice PC Swap #18 on Jul 7, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for your great Texas postcard. Have you returned from your cruise and I hope you enjoyed yourself tremendously. I have put your postcard in: .. http://flynnfrogg.blogspot.sg/2014/09/wc-41-189-texas-2nd-largest-state.html
Response: i love your blog, it's so cool to see all your cards. i'm leaving this saturday for the ship, returning 7/18. it's going to be so fun!!
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. Have fun on your trip.
art3osb rated for Postcard Through The Alphabet~P on Jun 30, 2015
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Comment: Seems we keep getting partnered. Thank you for the peppers postcard. I definitely don't have one of those. Maybe we can do a private pocket letter stash swap. I've only done a couple. They are fun and addicting.
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Comment: Loved the pocket letter! The theme was great, thanks for the creativity and items included in the pockets!
Response: glad you liked it, that was fun to make.
lovesreward rated for Senders Choice PC Swap #18 on Jun 19, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC from Texas. I don't really know much about or understand pocket letters - really need to read up and research about them more! That's great you go to the local Ren Faire - wow, one of the biggest in the US?! Now I want to go! *grin* Take care!
Amyncognito rated for Senders Choice PC Swap #18 on Jun 14, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the card! Your trip sounds great, enjoy!
fabmama72 rated for Postcard Through The Alphabet~O on Jun 11, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the PC
AZmom875 rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 8, 2015
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Comment: It now cost 35 cents to send postcards. You had a 33 cent apple postage stamp right next to your return address so the extra 2 cent stamps didnt fall off. The card was great.
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!
armadillogal rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 5, 2015
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Comment: Love the lighthouse.....thx!!!
Danii rated for I <3 postcards #17 usa on May 31, 2015
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Comment: I absolutely love the Air Force black and white postcard thank you ☺️
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart, happy swapping.
countrygalatheart rated for I <3 postcards #17 usa on May 30, 2015
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Elliepatterson on Jul 10, 2013:

Birthday blessings and hugs from Illinois to a real nice gal in Texas! I hope you get to do something real special just for yourself for your special day. blessings, ellie :-)

TexyDeb on Oct 11, 2012:

week #22 thank you for the pretty Texas card :)

goobebox on Oct 10, 2012:

Thankyou SO much for the birthday Postcard! I had a hard time figuring out what swap it belonged to until i realized it was an RAK! I love it, thankyou so much!

Snuggles555 on Oct 9, 2012:

Thanks for the birthday post card. Really liked it. :-)

kielpo on Oct 7, 2012:

Thank you for the birthday PC :)

ladyb on Oct 6, 2012:

Thank you so much for the birthday postcard. It was very sweet of you. :o)

VaGrammy66 on Jul 19, 2012:

Thank you for the postcard!

MichelleWillow on Jun 1, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap!

DonnaLeeDesigns on Sep 27, 2011:

Thanks for the Texas Longhorns postcard - great addition to my collection.

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